Lunch Like A Local 2018

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Lunch like a Local

Lunch Like a Local 2018 – Outer Banks Lunch Restaurants 

On the Outer Banks lunch isn’t just a meal – it’s an experience. So when it comes to choosing a restaurant, you’re sure to want to head to Lunch LIke a Local. A restaurant the OBX locals love and frequent. There are plenty Outer Banks local lunch spots, so take your pick. Whether you want a sit-down meal, a quick bite, or a waterfront view, the Outer Banks is filled with authentic, local restaurants that are sure to become your favorite spots for lunching like a local. (Listed north to south) 

Lunch Like a Local 2018 will help find the best places to eat on the OBX, help you decide where’s the best place to relax, best restaurants to people watch and the best place to enjoy your vacation. Take a break from the beach or from shopping, sit back and watch the world go by and Lunch Like a Local.

Corolla

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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar has been a local favorite in Corolla for more than 20 years. With daily lunch and dinner specials and a great lunch and dinner menu with delicious choices for everyone in your group, North Banks uses the freshest local ingredients and locally caught seafood and takes pride in its homemade delicious sauces and dressings. At North Banks, you are guaranteed service in a timely manner by vibrant, friendly, and efficient staff. Don’t miss their innovative beverage menu handcrafted by attentive bartenders. You’ll leave saying, “Now I know why all the locals recommend North Banks!” Dine in or carry out to the beach.

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Crafty Cow Burger Bar

The simplest joys in life are often the most satisfying. Your favorite blue jeans straight from the dryer, listening to your favorite band live, or a perfectly cooked burger. We are Crafty Cow Burger Bar and it is our passion to offer high quality freshly grilled 100% all natural burgers with exciting contemporary toppings. Experience our selection of great craft beer or a glass of wine while checking out our 4 high-def TV’s or chill in the courtyard while enjoying live local music. If you’re on the go, grab a bag of sliders for the beach. No matter what, Crafty Cow has got you covered.

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Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant

With a menu that is sure to satisfy every appetite, served in a fun and casual beach-inspired atmosphere, Fishbones is the perfect place to lunch just like a local. Diners may select from a small plate, large plate or a shareable menu, or they can opt to enjoy one of the chef’s delicious daily specials. With a popular raw bar, full burger bar, popular local favorites like Gouda Pork Belly burger, Maui B.L.T. or the Fresh Catch Sandwich with Avocado Salsa, you’ll love lunchtime at Fishbones that always comes complete with a festive vibe and coastal feel.

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Kitty Hawk

High Cotton BBQ

High Cotton

If you want authentic North Carolina BBQ, you’ll love High Cotton, where these Tarheel natives slow smoke their barbecue over hickory coals and pair it with classic sides. There’s something for everyone, from beef brisket and ribs to smoked or fried chicken and Brunswick stew and barbecue. High Cotton is the perfect place to take a lunch break and get your NC BBQ fix. The menu also includes plenty of gluten-free options.

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SandTrap Tavern

Sandtrap Tavern

Stop by the Sandtrap Tavern and lunch like a local! Located on Sea Scape Golf Links with views of the ocean, Sandtrap Tavern is fast becoming a local’s favorite. Sandtrap serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and its menu includes delicious daily specials. Enjoy everything from delicious handcrafted burgers and sandwiches to slow-smoked creations, aged and seasoned prime rib, pork belly bruschetta and fresh salads made with local ingredients. You’ll love dining at Sandtrap, as you relax in a tavern atmosphere. The tavern’s large bar area features seven big screen televisions, Carolina Keno and a local and regional wine and beer selection.

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I Got Your Crabs

I Got Your Crabs

I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar is locally owned and operated, and here you can actually say that the owners may have even caught your meal. You’ll love watching them shuck oysters and crack open crabs for you and your family. And don’t miss a local favorite – seafood tacos that can be mixed or matched. You’ll love lunching like a local at I Got Your Crabs, where they shuck and you enjoy.

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Kill Devil Hills

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Bob’s Grill

Your whole family will love Bob’s Grill, where you can choose from their Breakfast or Lunch menu all day! An Outer Banks tradition to many, Bob’s Grill has been voted Best Breakfast on the beach by locals and visitors alike. Bob’s Grill is also famous for its Crab Cake Sandwich, Seafood Po-Boy and Angus Burger topped with crab meat and bacon. Other favorite lunch dishes include the Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich and the Chicken Caesar Wrap. You can also be sure the little tykes will find all their favorites on Bob’s kids’ menu. Don’t forget to check out their great lunch specials Monday through Friday!

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Crazy Iguana

Crazy Iguana

Enjoy delicious authentic Mexican food in a festive atmosphere at Crazy Iguana Bar and Grill. Open year round with a great children’s menu and full-service bar, everyone is sure to feel festive at Crazy Iguana. Street tacos, enchiladas and burritos are just the beginning when it comes to Crazy Iguana’s menu. Customer favorites include fajitas, the Carna Asada and Carnitas, along with specialty dishes like Avocado Mango Pico salad, Mexican lasagna and spaghetti with Mexican meatballs. And don’t forget that at Crazy Iguana’s, the best margaritas on the beach are waiting for you!

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Pigman's BBQ Menu

Pigman’s Bar-B-Que

For more than 30 years, Pigman’s Bar-B-Que has been a favorite spot to lunch among locals and visitors alike. Famous for their North Carolina-style BBQ and Southern hospitality, Pigman’s features four varieties of BBQ, award-winning ribs, smoked chicken, and country ham all served with classic sides or packaged in a picnic to go. This is truly a lunch you’ll come back for again and again.

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Two Roads Tavern Kill Devil Hills

Two Roads Tavern

Two Roads Tavern is your ultimate burger and oyster bar. If you are in the mood for a delicious burger with funky toppings, and you want to wash it down with a frosty mug of craft beer or a cocktail, this is the place. All burgers are made with quality beef and there are plenty of sandwiches, salads, seafood, and vegan options to please everyone. Raw and specialty topped oysters are also a favorite. With daily lunch specials and 10 craft beers on tap, this burger and oyster bar with a coastal twist is a local favorite.

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Nags Head

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Sam & Omie’s

Since 1937, Sam & Omie’s has maintained its barefoot and beachy atmosphere from the very beginning. Before the big marinas were built, fishermen gathered here to launch their charter fishing trips, and Sambo and Toby Tillett saw the opportunity to offer food to these hungry sailors. Now open for three meals a day, this Nags Head landmark serves everything from omelets to full seafood dinners. Top lunch picks are the shrimp burger and the fresh fish sandwich. Old habits die hard (and fishermen flock to familiar feeding grounds), so don’t be surprised if you overhear a few whooper fish tales from the next table.

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Sugar Shack Seafood Market

Sugar Shack Fish Market

Sugar Shack knows exactly how the locals like their seafood. This local favorite offers sandwiches, baskets, steamed buckets and your choice of seafood fried to perfection. Eat in or order to go, you’ll love this secret lunch spot right on the Roanoke Sound. Guests can choose from seafood boats to seafood by the pound. Enjoy local favorites like grilled Mahi Mahi with Jamaican Jerk, the Surf & Turf Sandwich, something from the raw bar or right from the oyster bar. Also on tap are delicious soups, salads, appetizers, and wraps

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Dirty Dick's Crab House

Dirty Dick’s Crab House

Dirty Dick’s Crab House takes lunchtime seriously. Featuring 13 daily lunch specials starting at $7.99 and an all-day menu of popular sandwiches on freshly baked buns with homemade French fries, the options are endless. They know their crab cakes – they’ve served more than one million of them to hungry guests! If you are looking for a mid-day feast with all-you-can-eat specials, head over to Dirty Dick’s, where they can handle hungry crowds of any size.

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Lucky 12 Tavern

Ever hear of bankers, teachers, tourists, senior citizens, sports fans and entire families all picking the same place for lunch? Well, at Lucky 12 Tavern, you’ll discover that everyone can order from the same menu and be happy. It’s no surprise that the same fun tavern that serves pizza until 2 a.m. in the season has caught on for midday meals of local seafood, salads, wings, and NY pizza. Lucky 12 is known for its extensive beer selection (20 on draft and 90 bottled or canned) and has 20 TVs to keep the most avid sports fans happy.

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Tortuga’s Lie

Come find out why Coastal Living magazine readers chose Tortugas’ Lie to be a “Favorite Seafood Drive” in the State of North Carolina. That publication gave Tortugas’ kudos for its “island atmosphere, large libations and standard favorites.” Come see for yourself why it’s one of those little secrets that locals just want to keep to themselves.

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Red Drum Tap House

Red Drum Tap House is the perfect place for the family to enjoy lunch in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Choose from three daily specials or local favorites like the Gamefish Burrito, Blackened Tuna Reuben and delicious Oysters and Chips. With 18 micro and domestic beers on tap, a game room and just steps from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, the whole family will love lunch at this tap house. A kids menu is available.

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Of course lunch spots have their place in local’s stomachs, but family friendly restaurants might really be what you’re looking for. What about later on the in evening? Perhaps you’re looking for the top choices to make for a special night out. It may be that you’re truly after a waterfront dining experience, or some top-notch sushi. Whatever it is you’re craving, The Outer Banks Restaurant Guide has you covered!

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  • Jim Poulos
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    Wave Riders in Pirates Quay Shopping Center has an excellent breakfast and lunch. Ate their today

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